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Drugstores, retailers dive deeper into vaccines

September 24, 2014
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Drugstores, retailers dive deeper into vaccines

By TOM MURPHY AP Business Writer Walgreen provided enough flu shots last season to protect a population roughly twice the size of Los Angeles. CVS doled out more than 5 million, or double its total from a few years ago. And Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, offers flu shots at more than 4,200 of its…

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Hernandez cousin to plead guilty to contempt

September 24, 2014
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BOSTON (AP) _ A cousin of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is expected to plead guilty to a contempt charge for refusing to testify before the grand jury that indicted Hernandez in the 2012 killings of two Boston men. A change-of-plea and sentencing hearing is scheduled for Tanya Singleton in Suffolk Superior Court…

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Health listings for Sept. 26

September 23, 2014
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OCT. 1-22 BRISTOL ZUMBA. 5:15 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. Held by Bristol Hospital Parent and Child Center. Bristol Hospital’s Hughes Auditorium, Level A, Brewser Road, Bristol. $10 per participant for four weeks. Sliding scale fee structure available. Free for low-income participants. Pre-registration required. (860) 585-3895. THURSDAY, OCT. 2 BRISTOL FUN WITH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.…

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DEEP issues warning about deer, moose

September 23, 2014
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DEEP issues warning about deer, moose

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Wildlife Division issued a press release reminding motorists to be watchful of increased deer and moose activity, especially during early morning and evening hours.  September through October is the peak of the breeding season for Connecticut’s small but expanding moose population in the northern part of the state,…

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Malloy courting women in close re-election race

September 23, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s campaign is making the strong sell to female voters in Connecticut, banking that his positions on gun control, pay equity, domestic violence and a higher minimum wage will give the first-term incumbent an edge in the tight race against Republican businessman…

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Connecticut ex-governor convicted of new crimes

September 21, 2014
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By PAT EATON-ROBB Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former Gov. John G. Rowland, who resigned from office a decade ago in a corruption scandal, was convicted Friday of federal charges that he conspired to hide payment for work on two congressional campaigns. Rowland, once a rising star for the Republican Party, served 10 months in…

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Art League holding juried show

September 19, 2014
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Art League holding juried show

The Art League of New Britain (ALNB) at 30 Cedar Street New Britain, Ct. will be holding its 24th Annual Members Carriage House Exhibition from Oct. 3 to 26, 2014. There will be an Opening Reception on Friday, Oct. 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. This is juried for prizes exhibition, open to ALNB members…

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State: Conn. employers shed 3,600 jobs in August

September 19, 2014
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WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) _ Employers in Connecticut cut 3,600 jobs in August, with schools taking a hit due to a quirk in statistical sampling, state labor officials said Thursday. The state’s unemployment rate of 6.6 percent was unchanged from July and is the lowest since December 2008 when the rate was 6.7 percent. Employment decreased…

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Learn more about Girl Scouts

September 18, 2014
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Join the Girl Scouts at The Congregational Church of Plainville, 130 West Main St. (park and enter in back) on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. to create your own Butterfly Ring and learn more about Girl Scouts. For more information about Girl Scouts of Connecticut, call 1-800-922-2770 or visit the website at…

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Malloy rebuffs Foley’s criticism of UConn report

September 18, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is rebuffing Republican Tom Foley’s criticism of a new report that highlights UConn’s economic impact, calling his gubernatorial opponent “a cheap-shot specialist.” The Democratic governor joined UConn President Susan Herbst on Wednesday to unveil an economic analysis, conducted by an outside firm,…

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